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New interactive Pet Health profiles

New interactive Pet Health profiles
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Over the past 36 years Petplan have helped millions of pets through all kinds of illnesses and injuries - and all this experience has enabled us to gain a unique insight into pet health.

We'd like to share this knowledge with you, so we're delighted to announce the arrival of the new Pet Health section on our website.

Spread the love

Spread the love
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Roses, hearts and cuddly toys fill shop windows as the celebration of St. Valentine's Day approaches. Our four-legged friends provide us with unconditional love every day of the year, so who better to spend this Valentine's Day with? Why not pamper them with their favourite things. And if you are looking for Cupid's bow to strike, you could find a soul mate in another pet lover with online dating sites created for likeminded people.Date nightIn order to spoil your cat, dog or rabbit, set some playtime aside. For cats and rabbits, toys – whether homemade or newly bought – are a fantastic way to spend time together.

Top five pet events of 2014

Top five pet events of 2014
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There are many exciting pet events taking place in the UK this year, whether you want to show off your prize pooch, raise money for pet charities, or just find out more about your four-legged friends - there's something for everyone. As we don't want you to miss out, we've selected our top five for you to pop into your diary:

1. National Pet Month1 April-5 May, throughout the UKSpread the word about responsible pet ownership and celebrate life with your pets by taking part in National Pet Month.

Animal Charity Awards 2014

Animal Charity Awards 2014
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Now in their second year, the Petplan and ADCH Animal Charity Awards are back!

Created together by Petplan and the Association of Dogs and Cats Homes (ADCH) to celebrate the outstanding work of animal charities and not-for-profit organisations across the UK, Ireland and the Channel Islands, the awards recognise the hard work, dedication and commitment of charity teams, employees and volunteers.

Body scoring: how to check your pet's weight

Body scoring: how to check your pet's weight
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Body condition scoring is a useful method to determine whether your dog, cat or rabbit is at a healthy weight. This can be especially useful at this time of year; the indulgences of the festive season can affect our pets just like us. But being underweight is unhealthy too. Here, vet Brian Faulkner takes us through the 3 simple steps of body scoring your four-legged friend.

There isn't a single ideal weight for pets. Greyhounds are slimmer than St Bernards, while Siamese cats tend to be thinner than large breeds like the Bengal.

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